Worldwide Carbon Emissions Stall

Posted on March 20th, 2015

New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has indicated that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014. This is the first time in over 40 years that there has been a halt or reduction … Continue reading

Hydro-electric Power in Scotland

Posted on March 12th, 2015

Scotland has a rich history of hydro electric power generation dating back to the early 20th century but it was after World War II where things really took off on a national scale. Long before our knowledge of climate change … Continue reading

Renewable Energy can replace Nuclear Power

Posted on March 6th, 2015

Over the past few months we have written about the rise of renewable energy in the UK’s energy mix. In the first half of 2014 it was the largest provider of electricity in Scotland, in November 2014 renewable energy provider … Continue reading

Meeting Our Renewable Energy Targets

Posted on February 26th, 2015

The good news is that the UK is well on its way to meeting its renewable energy targets. New analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows renewable energy, particularly from wind power, on the rise and electricity generation from … Continue reading

The UK’s tri-party climate change pledge

Posted on February 20th, 2015

The UK will have its first General Election in five years this May and although no political party has officially launched its campaign. Yet the media presence of the party leaders as well as other key figures is very much … Continue reading

Wind Power: Beneficial nationally and locally

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Energy generation via wind continued its strong showing in Scotland in January 2015 with the country’s instillations generating enough electricity to power 146% of Scottish homes. The data released last week also showed that wind turbines produced a 27% increase … Continue reading

Pro-Renewable U.K.

Posted on February 5th, 2015

In 2014 the Prime Minister David Cameron stated that the UK population were “basically fed up” with onshore wind farms whilst explaining his party’s plans to block any new development of this type. The Conservative Party has since stated that … Continue reading

Scotland’s appetite for renewable energy

Posted on January 29th, 2015

It is well known that in 2011 the Scottish Government set the target that by 2020 100% of the country’s electricity demand to come renewable sources. At the same time an interim target was set of 50% of the country’s … Continue reading

Reducing our fossil fuel reliance

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

A new study by analysts Cambridge Econometrics, commissioned by RenewableUK, has found that in 2013 electricity generated from wind reduced the country’s dependence on imported coal by an estimated 4.9million tonnes and imported gas by 1.4billion cubic metres. The report … Continue reading